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Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine

Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty'

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Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty') at Homestead Gardens

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine flowers

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine flowers

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Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty') at Homestead Gardens

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine in bloom

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Trumpet-Flower Vine


Beautiful clusters of bright, orange-red trumpet flowers with yellow throats grace this vigorous and tall-growing, glossy-leaved vine; the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies; needs a sturdy structure for support

Ornamental Features

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine features showy lightly-scented orange trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy brown pods displayed from late summer to early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features